Season 2014 - 2015
The Škampa Quartet is among the very finest of an outstanding group of current Czech string quartets that has represented their country in major Concert Halls around the world for twenty years.
Richard Uttley (Piano)
Born in Bradford, Richard Uttley studied at Cambridge University, graduating with a double first, and at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama where he became a Fellow between 2010-2012. A passionate exponent of new music, Richard has recorded music by Andriessen and Ferneyhough for BBC Radio 3 and released two discs of 20th and 21st Century piano music to critical acclaim.
Named after the legendary violinist Adolf Busch, this young piano trio has emerged as the leading British piano trio among the new generation, receiving enthusiastic responses from audiences and critics across the UK and Europe.
The Wihan Quartet, formed in 1985, are celebrating 30 years as a quartet in 2015. The Quartet's outstanding reputation for the interpretation of its native Czech heritage, and of the many classical, romantic and modern masterpieces of the string quartet repertoire, is widely acknowledged. International Record Review described the Wihan as: “one of the best quartets in the world today.
London Concertante is one of the finest chamber ensembles in the UK, its players brought together through a shared passion for chamber music. Founded in 1991, the ensemble soon established a reputation for inspired programming, thrilling performances and the unique rapport it builds with its audience.
Chaconne Brass was formed in 1984 and has established a reputation as one of Britain’s most versatile ensembles. Its repertoire spans from Praetorius to Steve Reich, from Gershwin to Miles Davis, from acoustic to electro-acoustic and from Brass to Beyond...